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Live Like a Local in ATX

A commonly shared trait amongst those who hail from ATX is a mighty sense of pride attached to our zip code.  Whether someone has lived here for 6 months, since college, or if they were born and raised here, the people of the 512 love to have their friends in town and show off this great city they call home.  Unfortunately, those out-of-town friends always ask about the same damn spots.  Time and time again, every Austinite gets stuck in the same routine with each visit from a friend.  They’ve oohed and ahhed at the view at Oasis, taken their eager peeps to dirty 6th, and could basically be a full-blown tour guide at the Capitol at this point after all these visits.  But now it’s time to love the part of this city that made it so great in the first place.  Escape from the mainstream version of Austin people read about on the internet and check out our list of properties around our favorite local spots.

East Riverside Tacos at El Taquito

This new property is close to the once taco stand, now full blown taco joint: El Taquito.  Pro tip: get the Gringa Taco, they melt cheese all over the tortilla before they even put anything on it.  Uh, yum.  This new property is just as mouth-watering with downtown views, Lady Bird Lake access, and a craaaazy amount of stuff to do right outside your door! This area of town gives you one hell of a backyard with 135 live music venues, 3 micro breweries, 72 coffee shops, 86 food trucks, and 76 vegan options.  Wait…what?  Sign me up for this kind of ATX living!

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One bedrooms starting at $1455 and two bedrooms starting at $2115.  One month free on select two bedrooms!

360 Lookout

Looking for a killer way to impress a date, reconnect with your nature side, or get in touch with your inner Pocahontas looking over all the beautiful landscape?  Gander no further than 360 Lookout.  This newly renovated property puts you pretty close to this magnificent local find and offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, two sparkling swimming pools, deluxe dog washing station, and is located right next to some great parks!  Their units have 10ft ceilings, granite countertops, large soaking tubs, full-size washer/dryer included, and even garages available!

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One bedrooms starting at $1265 and two bedrooms starting at $1391.  $500 off first full month on select one bedrooms.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

When your friends come to visit, they’re probably looking for an awesome, “Hey look, Facebook, I was in Austin this weekend” photo, and what says that better than one of those mid-jumping-in-the-air moments captured at HOPE Outdoor Gallery?  Check out the urban artsy vibes at this huge mural of graffiti and live real close to it at this property!  This place has bike storage available, 24 hour dry cleaning, pet washing station, a rooftop sundeck, and the LARGEST pool in downtown Austin!!  Not to mention, beautiful interiors with bamboo wood or stained concrete flooring, high ceilings, and granite countertops.

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Studios starting at $1499, one bedrooms starting at $1573 and two bedrooms starting at $2505.  Two weeks free on vacant two bedrooms.

Cathedral of Junk

This local spot is the manifestation of “Keep Austin Weird”.  This oddly artistic, eclectic form of junk will remind you of that cool backyard from Harriet the Spy where they play with Rosie O’Donnell in all the junk.  Not only does this property put you near the Cathedral of Junk, it also lands you in the front row of the heart of all things local, SoCo!  This new property has a pool with private cabanas, historic live oak trees, walking trails, a bocce ball court, and a shaded area with hammocks.  Their ceiling heights climb up to 15ft in some units, and select units offer panoramic downtown views (who doesn’t want that?), and every unit has granite countertops, oversized walk-in closets and spa inspired baths with framed mirrors and soaking tubs.

 

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Studios starting at $1375, one bedrooms starting at $1575 and two bedrooms starting at $2048.  $500 off your first full month’s rent on studios and one bedrooms, $1000 off your first full month’s rent on two bedrooms.

C-Boys Heart and Soul

Offering some of the best views of Lady Bird Lake, this property will almost impress your out-of-town visitors more than the local knowledge you have on the 512.  This property even has their own juice bar, FXFit complimentary boot camp classes, an underground sound proof jam room, priority parking for green vehicles, and storage for your kayak or paddle board!  Located right by downtown, this property gives you direct access to everything you want out of Austin, plain and simple.  And to top it off, it’s a quick Uber away from C-Boys, which will probably become your go-to for dive-bar vibes with live soul music and a Japanese-American bar upstairs.  A mix so quirky that it’ll remind you why you love Austin in the first place. Bonus: this property is super close to the South Congress Bridge for all your bat-watching nights.

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Studios starting at $1116, one bedrooms starting at $1426 and two bedrooms starting at $1924.  Reduced deposits and waived app/admin fee.

Amazing Mexican Martinis at Iron Cactus

Like living next to shopping but away from the noise of the city?  This new property boasts amazing greenbelt views, spacious closets, wood floors, large balconies, and granite countertops.  With their own fitness center equipped with yoga studio and spin room, a beautiful pool, and outdoor fireside lounge, you won’t need to leave the property much!  But when you do, you’ll only be a skip and a hop from boutique shopping at the Galleria and the Amazing Mexican Martinis at Iron Cactus (like, hello… they give you your own shaker).  Who doesn’t want to live near this well-kept secret?

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One bedrooms starting at $1095 and two bedrooms starting at $1371.  $500 off your first full month’s rent!

If any of these properties look like the kind of Austin you want to brag about to your out-of-town friends, fill out one of our apartment search forms, or call/text us at 512-815-2317 to get the dirty deets and set up a tour!